Founded and originally championed by PASMA, the not-for-profit organisation representing the international mobile access tower industry, the Foundation is backed and actively supported by the Access Industry Forum (AIF), the forum for the eleven principal trade associations and federations involved in work at height.
The Forum liaised closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) during the development and introduction of the Work at Height Regulations in 2005 and has since contributed to revisions of the accompanying guidance.
It continues to collaborate with the HSE by delivering Working Well at Height events in conjunction with the HSE’s national Working Well Together (WWT) campaign targeted at the UK construction industry.
Each member organisation of the Access Industry Forum represents a different sector of the access industry and fosters and supports codes of good practice, equipment standards, training, education and knowledge.
Members: Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS); British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF); Edge Protection Federation (EPF); Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET); International Powered Access Federation (IPAF); Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA); Ladder Association; National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC); Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA); Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association (SAEMA); Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA).
The Foundation enjoys a close working relationship with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height and trade associations and professional bodies including Hire Association Europe (HAE), The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).